The burkini ban implemented in various parts of France has generated headlines around the world, pitting French secularism against individual rights.
The Egyptian government has just concluded negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$12 billion loan in exchange for promised cuts in fuel and food government subsidies.
The Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan, who ordered the shooting down of a Russian warplane last November and hurled volleys of insults at his Russian counterpart, now refers to President Vladimir Putin as his “dear friend”.
Russia's recent use of Iranian airbases to launch airstrikes in Syria has surprised many in the Middle Eastern media.
Alhurra recently interviewed Middle East Policy Council executive director Dr. Thomas R. Mattair on the Russian use of Iranian airbases to strike targets in Syria. The interview, conducted in Arabic, begins at 39:24 in the video below.
For many, the Rio Olympics have been a respite from continuous news coverage of seemingly intractable violence around the world. But for Israel and Palestine, Olympic participation (or a lack thereof) is a political, if not existential, issue.
A massive anti-coup rally was held in Turkey on Sunday, with the leaders of several opposition parties joining Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a call for national unity.
Fighting continues in Syria’s second city, Aleppo, where rebels are struggling to break a siege by government forces.
This year’s Arab League summit met in Mauritania as the region continues to struggle with instability and war in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.
Without doubt the greatest error committed by the US and its European partners is their neglect of Syria.